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Halloween Fun & Costume Contest on Webster: Oct. 31st.
The West Alameda Business Association Invites K-8 students to attend Halloween on Webster!

Friday, October 31st, 1 – 4:00 PM

Halloween Costume Contest! We want to see the scariest, the most creative and the funniest costumes

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Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 10/22/14

*Earn Community Service Hours at Crab Cove*
Volunteer Community Service Opportunity

Saturday: October 25, 9:30-12:30

 

Do you like gardening and California native plants? At Crab Cove we need volunteers to keep our wildlife-friendly landscape beautiful by planting, prunin... Continue
Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 10/17/14

Donate baseball gear at Wood: Oct. 25th
Hey baseball community families!  Time to clean out your closest of all
gently worn/like new baseball apparel and items! …..A couple of our own
at AHS, SJND, BOD, and EHS have started a club to help out a nonprofit
called Operation ... Continue
Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 10/14/14

News

Halloween Fun & Costume Contest on Webster: Oct. 31st.
The West Alameda Business Association Invites K-8 students to attend Halloween on Webster!

Friday, October 31st, 1 – 4:00 PM

Halloween Costume Contest! We want to see the scariest, the most creative and the funniest costumes

 1... Continue
Attachments:
Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 10/22/14

*Earn Community Service Hours at Crab Cove*
Volunteer Community Service Opportunity

Saturday: October 25, 9:30-12:30

 

Do you like gardening and California native plants? At Crab Cove we need volunteers to keep our wildlife-friendly landscape beautiful by planting, prunin... Continue
Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 10/17/14

Donate baseball gear at Wood: Oct. 25th
Hey baseball community families!  Time to clean out your closest of all
gently worn/like new baseball apparel and items! …..A couple of our own
at AHS, SJND, BOD, and EHS have started a club to help out a nonprofit
called Operation ... Continue
Posted by: Kai Dwyer
Published: 10/14/14

Wood 6th Graders Explore the San Jose Tech Museum!

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Congratulations Wood Science Department and Students!

Congratulations Wood Science Department and Students!

Check out Wood Middle School featured on Stopwaste.org!

http://schools.stopwaste.org/share/middle-school/wood.html

-Special Congressional Recognition of outstanding and invaluable service for the community as an Ocean Guardian School  by Representative Sam Farr

-NOAA Ocean Guardian Award for our Exemplary Efforts as a guardian of Our Oceans
 

Beavers To-Do List:

1. Study hard

2. Be nice to your teachers

3. Make a new friend

4. Order a yearbook

5. Eat your vegetables

6. Listen to your parents

7. Do your homework

8. Get 8-9 hours of sleep nightly

9. Drink plenty of water

10. Love your life!

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Today: 10/25/14
9:30 AM *Earn Community Service Hours at Crab Cove*

Beaver Expectations

Be Respectful

Be Responsible

Be Safe

Be an Ally

Calendar 2014-15

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99 copies of the 2014 Wood Middle School yearbook was sold online-paperless! To recognize this honor, TreeRing Yearbooks is planting 99 trees in Wood's name through their partner Trees for the Future!

Wood Middle School Wins 3 Grants from the National Education Association in Conjunction with the Alameda County Office of Education

We're proud to announce that Wood Middle School's tradition of arts integration will be further supported this upcoming school year thanks in part to three grants totaling $15,000 from the National Education Association in conjunction with the Alameda County Office of Education. Congratulations to Art teacher, Lindsey Shepard as she leads WMS staff on another year of artistic collaboration! The details of the grants are as follows:

  1. Three teachers or staff members to attend the three courses in our Integrated Learning Specialist Program. Each course offers in depth instruction and training. The course are offered in the fall, Spring and summer. There is a progression from Course A (in depth arts integration strategies), to Course B (ongoing assessment strategies) to Course C (collaborative curriculum design), that the team of three staff members will take together. 
  2. An arts integration coach who will work with your staff or your leadership team (usually the teachers who go through the courses) on arts integration strategies in classrooms. 
  3. Money for a teaching artist to come in and work with your students. This can be really flexible with how you would like to use the resource.
  4. Money to register staff for our Integrated Learning Summer Institute. It would be great to get folks registered for this summer as it will be an inspiring intro to the work that is going on in integrated learning. More info is at: http://www.artiseducation.org/what-we-do/our-programs/integrated-learning-summer-institute and I've attached the flyer. 
  5. Direct resources to the school for supplies, and support materials.

Students tinker and create!

Wood students participated in a fun afterschool program where they explored the childhood pasttime of "tinkering". Take a look at what they created.

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